The Answers You Need
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a manual form of cosmetic tattooing. A blade is used to implant pigment under the top layer of skin to create hairlike strokes. It's a semi-permanent procedure unlike regular cosmetic tattooing and appears very natural to the eye. It can last from up to 1 year! Maintenance appointments recommend every 1 year.
What is Pow Pow Brows?
Pow pow brows is a combination of microblading and powder brows. Powder brows is a technique used by a machine to finely disperse pigment into the skin to give a beautiful more filled in powdery makeup look when healed. With the powdered technique the artist is allow to create more definition to the brows that can not be achieved with microblading. This option is great for clients with all skin type. Procedure lasts 1-3 years depending on skin type and lifestyle. Maintenance appointments recommend every 1 year.
Are you a candidate for Microblading or Pow Pow Brows?
You are NOT a candidate for Microblading if you have any of the following:
History of hemophilia (bleeding)
History of skin diseases, skin lesions or skin sensitivities to soap, disinfectants, etc.
History of epilepsy, seizures, fainting or narcolepsy
Someone with severely oily skin. ( Pigment will look more solid than like hair strokes and may not last as long)
Diabetes type 1 0r 2 ( Prone to slow healing and infection, color may not retain well)
Have Thyroid/graves disease ( Medication may cause pigment to not retain properly)
Please keep in mind that the following listed will play a huge part in the way your results appear after you’re finished healing:
Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment may not retain
Triflusal (Disgren), Clopidogrel (Plavix), Prasugrel (Effient), Ticagrelor (Brilinta), Ticlopidine (Ticlid), Cilostazol (Pletal), Vorapaxar (Zontivity), Dipyridamole (Persantine
Coumadin), Pradaxia (dibigatran), Xarelto (rivaraxaban), Eliquis (apixaban), Savaysa (edoxaban)
Shingles (No exceptions)
If you’ve ever had Shingles on your face, Microblading will not be performed, as the procedure could cause a flare up
Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area
Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin
Oily or severely oily skin
The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain as much
Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area
Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered
Pigment may not retain
If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment may not retain and the Microblading technician may have to stop the procedure
Platelet Disorders - Aggregation Disorders
An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
Moles/Skin Tags in or around the brow area
Pigment will not be put into anything raised.
Piercing in the brow area
Scars can cause the pigment to migrate
Deep wrinkles in the brow area
The hair strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look
Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition
Hypo, Hyper Thyroidism, Graves Disease, Hashimotos
Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (red heads/white skin/light eyes)
Due to hypersensitivity the skin may not take the pigment well.
On Accutane (acne medicine) within the last 6 months
Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MSRA, Lupus, HIV/AIDS or the like)
Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain
(No exceptions for MRSA, can be highly contagious)
Extremely Thin skin
Transparent or Translucent or very vascular
Due to the frequent production of sweat(salt), the pigment WILL NOT retain, fade very quickly, appear blurred or change in color
If you work out regularly (5-7 days a week), your eyebrows WILL fade very fast due to the production of salt/sweat. Salt is used to remove permanent makeup. They WILL appear more powdered or blurred under the skin as well. Microblading Techs reserves the right to refuse future services if she feels the results won’t be to the clients satisfaction.
ABSOLUTELY NO SUN 30 DAYS AFTER (This means you cannot go out in sun with a hat and glasses on, this means no SUN or HEAT FOR 30 days at all) If you resume tanning, the results will fade quickly, heal darker, or not retain at all
What are the pre-treatment precautions?
Discontinue Botox, Filler, and/or Dysport one month before Microblading appointments.
Waxing should be done 3 days prior to the procedure or artist can shape them the day of your appointment.
Discontinue taking Fish Oil 2 weeks prior to the procedure
Discontinue Retin A 3 days prior and 1 week after your procedure.
If eyebrows are normally dyed do not do so within 48 hours prior to this procedure. Wait one month after the eyebrow procedure before dying brows.
Refrain from consuming aspirin or ibuprofen 24 hrs prior to and after your procedure.
No consumption of alcohol at least 48 hours before your appointment.
How long will the procedure take?
The first full microblading session will take about 2 hours. Within these two hours, you will not be bladed the whole time. Numbing and mapping out the brows takes up the bulk of the time. The touch up session, which should be done 6-8 weeks after the initial session, takes about 1 hour & 15 mins.
The first full session of Pow Pow Brows takes about 2.5-3 hours. The touch up session, which should be 6-8 weeks after the initial session, takes 1.5 hours.
How often do I need to come back to refresh my eyebrows?
Everyones skin retains the pigment differently. I like my clients to come for a "Color Boost" at least every 8-12 months.
What are the After Care instructions?
MICROBLADING & POW POW BROW AFTER CARE
For 7-14 days following application of permanent cosmetics: *Typical healing time varies on a person by person basis. An average of 7-14 days is needed for treated area to completely heal.
Properly cleaning the treated area is essential for retaining pigment and preventing infection. If treated area is not continuously cleaned dead skin will build up, producing hard scabs causing rapid pigment loss.
Before cleansing thoroughly wash and dry hands. Use fingertips to gently clean treated area twice a day with a soft anti-bacterial soap. *(Recommended Cleansers: Cetaphil, Johnson & Johnson’s baby wash, Dial Foaming Anti-Bacterial soap).
After you have gently cleansed the area with a mild antibacterial soap or coconut oil, you may rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry.
Do not rub or pick at the epithelial crust; allow dead skin to flake off naturally. Absolutely no scrubbing, exfoliates, cleansing creams, or harsh chemicals
Apply A&D ointment, healing balm, or coconut oil sparingly twice DAILY after cleaning until the procedure area has healed. Use a clean cotton swab to carefully blot ointment; do not use your fingertips.
Do not expose treated area to water pressure in the shower. DO NOT clean treated area during or directly after bathing. Heat from water or steam helps to relax and cleanse pores making skin prone to pigment loss. Wait at least an hour and a half after bathing to clean treated area or clean before bathing.
Do not soak treated area in bath, swimming pool or hot tub. Do not swim in fresh, salt or chlorinated pool water. Refrain from spray tans, tanning beds, and high-impact activities for two weeks or until completely healed. If high-impact activities cannot be avoided use a sweat band to absorb perspiration.
Do not expose treated area to direct sunlight.
Facial sun block may be used after the procedure area has completely healed to prevent future fading of pigment color. (*Only for those frequently exposed to the sun)
Avoid using sponges and makeup brushes while healing. If necessary, use clean fingertips to apply makeup, however, applying makeup to unhealed skin is not advised or recommended.
Avoid sleeping on treated area while healing. If it is uncomfortable or difficult to refrain from sleeping on the area, use the Tegaderm Film. *Tegaderm film can be found at most drug stores in the band-aid aisle.
If you are a blood donor, do not donate for 1 year following your procedure.
(American Red Cross guidelines)
To schedule an appointment, do I need to put down a deposit?
Yes. A nonrefundable $100 deposit is required to hold you appointment.